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Old 10-04-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
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Sane


Hi everybody, anyone with a tip for me?
I am trying to get my scanner, Epson Perfection 660 going under RED Hat 9.
I downloaded the newest version of SANE, as targz. Unpacked it. Then
I also downloaded the relevant targz for an Agfa snapscan, which is what the scanner is, apparently.
I tried, as su, ./configure. No such file.
I tried make. No makefile.
I tried automake, no something or other.
Why don't SANE supply a makefile with the download. Where can I get it??
This all worked super with Spiralsynthmodular. Where is the makefile I need?
Thanks for any tips in advance

Peter
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:19 AM   #2
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Try this link It might point you in the right direction
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp

epson home page works too they've got the drivers for linux there
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:36 AM   #4
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No Epson Perfection 660 at the Epson web page
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:51 PM   #5
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Well, as I unpacked SANE, it didn't all unpack. Now it is installed ok, but still won't work.
Buy another scanner seems to be the right thing to do: which one?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:55 PM   #6
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took a while for me to find out why mine wasn't working

what results do you get when you type in a terminal

$ xsane
 
Old 10-05-2003, 03:14 AM   #7
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I get no sane devices found (I would mind if it found an insane device, as long as it scans!! Just a joke)
I have installed the firmware from Epson (tail_058.bin), put the firmware path and /dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb in snapscan.conf, and the vendor and product id in /etc/modules.conf.

scanimage -T worked once.
scanimage -L works sometimes.
sane-find-scanner finds (probably) Epson Perfection 660 on /dev/usb/scanner0

I have now run out of ideas, except to buy another scanner!! Which one?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 03:28 AM   #8
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sane sees something some times?

what results do you get when you type in a terminal

$ xsane

xsane is the gui frontend for sane

it should pop up an error

klick details and eliminate the ten or so reasons it cant find the scanner

you need to find the sane config file for the epson 660
and see if the
/dev/usb/scanner0
has a #
infront of it
I have no idea where this would be

try
locate epson
at the command line
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:14 AM   #9
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The Epson Perfection 660 is an Agfa Snapscan. The snapscan.config is in /etc/sane.d, where all the others are too.
There is no # in front of the line, as I got rid of it.
And the other details (vendor and product id) are in /etc/module.conf.
Linux is just not ready to handle all scanners.
There is also usr/local/etc/sane.d, but I made sure that the snapscan.config is the same in both diretories. By default, linux looks in /etc/sane.d

Any ideas??
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:07 PM   #10
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I am at a loss
I use an epson multifunction printer/scanner
it took me several months to to get the scanner working
and then it was by chance
one of the other LQ posters ( rberry )
bought a similar model and fixed his
search on his user name or CX5200
he had a link to a postingon linuxprinting.org
about how to get the scanner on the MFP to work
these may also help you

but if sane sees it and you have drivers for it
then it should work
if not
you may , as I did for so long
have multiple instalations of sane causeing it not to work

if you are running redhat
it came with one
if you installed a tarball from the sane site
then you have two

remove the tarball with
make uninstall sane
 
  


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